Billy Gilman really proved that he was much more than a child star when he took on ‘The Voice’ stage for season 11. He chatted with HollywoodLife.com before the finale on Dec. 13, and revealed how much Adam Levine really helped him each week and convinced him to take chances.
After the show, we chatted with Billy Gilman about his choice to sing Frank Sinatra‘s “My Way,” but he was really nervous about it.
“It’s one of the most iconic songs and Adam [Levine] came to me and said, ‘I want you to sing My Way,’ and I was like, ‘Ugh,'” he told HollywoodLife.com on Monday night. “Then he said he wanted me to start it acapella. And I went, ‘You’re killing me!’ But with ‘I Surrender’ and ‘All I Ask’, he trusted me… and I had to jump in and trust him.”
Clearly that risk and chance taking worked out!
“At the end of the day he was right, and to sing that kind of anthem really summed up what I felt about my journey on the show,” Billy added. “I am happy that it is the song that he chose. I was nervous but in the end, I couldn’t have done another song. It wouldn’t have been a story. That was great, I was happy.”
As for what’s next, Billy sees a lot of music in his future — both creating and album and joining a Broadway production are options!
“I want to stick my hand in all of the facets. I want to act. I think that would be so much fun. I see myself making more records like the new one, ‘Because of Me,'” he said. “It was like my mind was read from the last five years. I have wanted to make a record like Maroon 5. I wanted to do Owl City kind of vibe, that is what that song is and I am so pumped about that song. I can see myself making a record like that tomorrow. So I am happy that I am at that stage and I am happy that there is a path.”
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